Matthew Dear’s dark alter ego Audion first stormed the electronic-music scene in 2004, unveiling a trilogy of pulverizing singles that would ultimately re-align today’s techno sound. In 2006, Audion followed the series with the breakthrough club anthem “Mouth To Mouth,” a constantly ascending work of art that has captured the imagination of DJs and fans in all club genres worldwide. In 2009, Audion re-emerged with a load of new boundary-pushing material and a hypnotic, highly detailed live show which were powerful experiments in chaos and hypnotic depth, tearing down the walls of the live electronic-music experience.
Audion’s four-year silence now comes to an end with “Motormouth”
“Motormouth” is also one of two new tracks on the upcoming career-spanning Audion retrospective called Audion X, set for release December 10th on Spectral Sound. After nearly a decade in which Matthew Dear has exorcised his dancefloor demons through sometimes heavy, occasionally dirty, always ecstatic techno—a collection like this is not only deserved, it’s welcome. Audion X culls only the best tracks from Audion’s singularly reckless mind: the swarm-of-bees climax of the DEMF-defining “Mouth to Mouth” and the stair-step hook of “Look at the Moon”; the serrated mayhem of 2004’s “Kisses” and 2005’s Suckfish full-length, the mischievous sensuality of 2009’s singles series.
And with a new Audion full-length (and accompanying A/V tour) on the horizon in 2014, Audion X wouldn’t be complete without a glimpse into the future: the relentless new singles “Motormouth” and “Sky”.